Following the activation of the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) yesterday, Jackson EMC continues to prepare for possible outages in the event of a severe winter storm.
According to an update from The National Weather Service, counties in North Georgia are expecting some accumulation of sleet and rain prior to 3-6” of snowfall later this evening. With freezing temperatures and a single digit wind chill, the snow will likely stick around until Monday.
“Governor Deal has declared a State of Emergency and I think we need to take it seriously. Our trucks are stocked, crews are set, and assignments have been made. We’re ready,” said Joe Dorough, Vice President of Engineering and Operations.
In addition to our own crews, JEMC will have support from Baldwin EMC as well as contractors from S&S Construction in South Georgia, Pike in Florida and others as necessary. In total, 107 additional men will be on standby to assist Jackson EMC crews with restoration efforts. If outages occur, right of way crews will clear the lines and roads of debris before JEMC and contract crews can begin repairs.
As this situation develops, please stay tuned for updates from Jackson EMC.